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2013 - Issue 3 - Summer

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GUIDE relax The Yoga Barn in West Tisbury offers an airy space for asanas. strike a pose GET BENT INTO SHAPE THIS SUMMER AT TOP SEASIDE YOGA AND PILATES CLASSES. BY MELANIE LIEBERMAN The team at Boston Body Pilates challenges guests to take 30 sessions of equipment-, mat-, and barre-style classes that will transform the body. This summer, Boston Body Pilates is offering its annual six-week intensive Bikini Bootcamp at its Newbury Street location. Bootcamp starts with an outdoor evening workout, followed by more traditional Pilates instruction in the studio. 8 Newbury St., 617-262-3333; Chatham Lighthouse Beach Yoga Practice mindful breathing every morning in the soft sand of Chatham Lighthouse Beach. All levels are welcome to join instructor Valerie Twomey's Kripalu-style yoga class every morning at 7:30 AM. Main St., Chatham, 508-945-7643; Core de Vie Clients who love the Beacon Hill location of this Pilates studio can book private Gyrotonic, Pilates, and Cross Core sessions at the seasonal space in Nantucket. There are no group classes, so call and book a private session with owner Ellen Comerford or a visiting instructor. 150 Old South Road, Nantucket, 617-720-0411; Core Nantucket Try a series of private and 126 semiprivate Pilates classes at Courtney McKechnie's studio, which focuses on apparatus Pilates work. Students who come to Core will receive personal attention, as no class exceeds five students. Arrange a private or in-home session, or get a group of friends together to experience the benefits of McKechnie's movement-driven Pilates. 1 N. Beach St., Nantucket, 508-228-1699; Sasha's Yoga & Massage Studio 305 Dillingham Ave., Falmouth, 508-548-2857; The Yoga Barn Practice sun salutations in the serenity of a restored New England barn situated in a pondside meadow. Classes are designed to develop breath, balance, and overall strength, and are taught primarily in the Kripalu style. 1 Red Barn Road, West Tisbury, 508-645-9642; Get your prana on with Nantucket local Joann Burnham. Yoga on the Beach A number of yoga styles are taught in the cozy South Dennis studio, where you can dig your toes in the sand for beach-style yoga. It's a relaxing practice that combines Hatha yoga with deep meditation. This summer class, which visitors are welcome to join, is taught Tuesday through Saturday mornings at 7:30 AM on South Village Beach. 23 Rte. 134, South Dennis, 508-760-5339; Discover your inner om at the New Seabury Beach Club on the Cape Monday through Saturday at 8 AM. Experience hatha flow or deep-stretching yin yoga while relaxing to the natural soundtrack of ocean waves. Classes conclude with a "seavasana," in which participants float in the sea for ultimate relaxation. 252 Shore Dr., Mashpee, 305-296-7352; Uptown Body This year-round studio unites the island's yogis with a blend of levels and practices and is dedicated to the practice of seva, or selfless service. It hosts free biweekly classes for students, who are encouraged to donate to local charities, such as the foundation for instructor Caitlin Marcoux's fight against breast cancer. 49 Fairgrounds Road, Nantucket, 508-825-2211; BC Uptown Body will give you a summer of traditional mat- or equipment-based Pilates, as well as yoga. Engaging in exercises that use the body's own resistance and movement, participants will quickly build a stronger core and a repertoire of new moves. The studio offers classes of heated vinyasa flow and more intensive yoga for athletes. TIME TO ALIGN The Yoga Room For three days, members of the yoga world will come together at the Nantucket Yoga Festival, July 12–14. Joann Burnham of Dharma Yoga Nantucket started the festival at the farm that serves as her studio. Don't miss classes taught by some of the world's most revered yogis, including legendary author and teacher Sri Dharma Mittra. 33 Bartlett Farm Road, Nantucket, 508-901-1355; PHOTOGRAPHY BY PIXEL PERFECT (FESTIVAL) Boston Body Pilates Yoga enthusiasts flocked to last year's festival. BOSTONCOMMON-MAGAZINE.COM 126_BC_G_Play_SUM13.indd 126 6/10/13 11:24 AM

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